I don’t buy marmalade anymore
for the very simple reason, you are not here to eat it
and it doesn’t suit my digestion; the citrus you know
leaves a rankness inside that cuts into my flora and fauna,
upsets an otherwise harmonious digestive course.
I always wondered at your liking for it
as it was a sour one I served up and
no way to begin the day.
I feel sure now the future is in honey.
I will always have honey.
Yes, my cupboards will drip.